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Questions tagged [faa-regulations]

FAA regulations cover the aviation rules of the United States of America and territories. This tag should be used for questions regarding requirements or limitations imposed by FAA regulations or other related guidance material. It should **not** be used for questions about contacting the FAA, filling out FAA forms, or other areas of FAA responsibility.

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Does currency in one C172 model apply to other models?

If I am current on one model of a Cessna 172, am I also legally meeting the currency requirements for a different version of the same aircraft model? For example, if I have many hours in a Cessna 172M,...
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Reduction in Service Ceiling / Change in RVSM

I did some research and minimum vertical separation used to be 2000ft but it changed to 1000ft in 2002 and they want to change it to 500ft on american territory. Is this correct? Why they wouldn't ...
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Why is the N-number on the tail of aircraft sometimes shown in both large and small font?

Why is the N-number on the tail of aircraft shown again much smaller and above the main N-number? They are both the same group of letters and numbers.
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Is a pilot responsible for CTAF announcements in this scenario? [closed]

A Cessna 525 Citation Jet is coming in to land and a single-engine Cessna 150 is taking off at a small airport with no ATC. The Cessna 150 stays in continued radio contact and the Cessna 525 Citation ...
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What are the airworthiness requirements for transport category hybrid airships?

According to section 1.2 of the Airship Design Criteria (FAA P-8110-2), the FAA limits the applicability of airship airworthiness requirements to aircraft "capable of achieving zero static heaviness ...
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What is the EASA equivalent of the FAA's 91.517?

What is the EASA equivalent of the US 91.517 regulations (on passenger information)?
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Can I apply for ASEL and Glider class ratings at the same time?

I would like to get both FAA Private ASEL and Private Glider class ratings. I was told I could take lessons for both ASEL and Glider at the same time under a Student certificate. Can I apply for a ...
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What is the gross weight limit for a Light Sport Aircraft?

In the US, I see a lot of LSAs stating their take-off or gross weight limit as 1320lbs. Can some of these planes have a higher physical limit and that 1320lbs is just more a category limit?
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Can you become a commercial airline pilot in Europe while being monocular [duplicate]

I’m not sure if I could get a EASA medical class 1 while being monocular. But I think that you can get a soda in the us and I want to know, if I could take a FAA medical class 1 and then fly in Europe ...
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Does FAR Part 121 require at least 45 minutes of fuel remaining upon landing?

Assuming the reported weather does not require an alternate airport, if an aircraft being operated under FAR Part 121 domestic IFR lands at its planned destination airport and does not have at least ...
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Can an FAA Pilot Examiner accept BasicMed in place of a medical certificate from a checkride applicant?

This has been a subject of debate recently. §61.23 states that you can use BasicMed to apply for some certificates or ratings but limits this to gliders, practical examination in a simulator or flight ...
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How to choose between BasicMed an a Class III Medical?

I'm due for a medical this year, and my last one was before the BasicMed program existed. I'm a VFR PPL, flying small planes with 6 people or less. Is there a clear reason to use Basic Med or Class ...
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Is the time pilots are commuting considered rest time?

Pilots operating under FAR Part 121 assigned to domestic routes are required to have a certain amount of "rest" time before beginning a flight. Further, the maximum "flight time," (where the pilot ...
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Are there FAA rules about changing an airport name from Municipal to Regional?

Are there any FAA requirements to be met or stipulations for an airport to change its name from Municipal to Regional?
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Why don't El Al 747's stay at the gates at JFK?

I was recently travelling through JFK in New York City and saw the El Al 747, presumably arrived as ELY1 and departing as ELY4, sitting on the apron near terminal 4. What I saw was similar to as shown ...
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Can I fly in Europe using an FAA Statement of Demonstrated Ability (SODA)?

I want to become a airline pilot but I have Monocular vision. I have no vision in my left eye but I have good vision in my right eye. I have read that I cannot become a pilot in Europe because of this ...
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How does the FAA define fuel capacity for ultralights?

Ultralights under FAR 103 are regulated to a capacity of 5 gallons. I'm wondering how exactly fuel capacity is defined, does it include fuel in the lines, and in the carburetor bowl or elsewhere or ...
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Is 'cost sharing' different between jet and prop powered aircraft?

I half remember, sometime in the past, there were different costs in turbine powered aircraft that were allowed to be put into the bucket for cost sharing. Do I remember correctly or incorrectly? If ...
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Can a PPL be a safety pilot?

I got a question from PPL oral checker, but I was not able to answer. The question: One pilot is practicing an instrument approach in VMC, can you be a safety pilot?
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Is responding to an internet forum post looking for a scenic flight “holding out”?

Suppose I'm a private pilot and see a post in a closed group on Facebook where someone is looking for a scenic flight around my area. If I offer them a flight with me, sharing costs equally, am I ...
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Under FAR Part 121, is it mandatory to execute a missed approach when unable to land within the touchdown zone?

If the crew of an aircraft operating under FAR Part 121 and conducting an instrument approach determines, as they begin their descent from the MDA/DA/DH, that they will be unable to touchdown within ...
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The FARs “require” the wearing of parachutes for certain types of maneuvers. Is parachute training required?

FAR 91.307 (c) requires that each occupant of an aircraft must wear an approved parachute during the execution of certain types of maneuvers (e.g., more than 60 degrees of bank or or 30 degrees pitch,...
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Why does flying not have any age restrictions like driving does?

I read an autobiography about Vicki Van Meter, who, with her instructor, flew across the United States at age 11 in 1993. Why could someone of that age not drive with the instructor? Does it have to ...
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Why does this statement about intrastate aviation in Alaska appear in airworthiness directives?

Airworthiness directives typically include a claim that they... Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska to the extent that it justifies making a regulatory distinction What's the reasoning ...
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What course of action to take when having to go missed during IMC and lost comms?

Under FAR Part 91 operations what course of action should a pilot take if radio communication is lost after being cleared for an instrument approach in IMC and then a missed approach becomes necessary ...
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Slow Flight for CFI/Commercial Pilot - Should the gear be up or down?

I was practicing teaching how do demonstrate slow flight in a Cessna 172RG as an instructor, and I have always just assumed that you would extend the gear for the maneuver, but when I looked at the ...
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Does the FAA restrict the color of pilot seat belts?

In the US, is there a legal restriction to prevent the use of bright red pilot seat belts in GA aircraft?
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What are the regulations regarding the safety briefings and harness designs for open-door helicopters?

I'm reading about a helicopter crash that happened yesterday in New York City. The helicopter landed in the East River and apparently inverted. The pilot was able to escape, but all five passengers ...
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61.113 - is paying your pro rata share limited to the time you are in the plane?

Is the pro rata share that a passenger pays limited to the time he spends in the plane, or can it apply to the whole “operation”? Let’s say my friend, who lives 100 miles away, asks me to fly him on a ...
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What is the maximum decibel noise level of a stage 4 rated engine?

I was just wondering if anyone is able to help me. I need to find out, what is the maximum decibel noise level of a stage 4 rated engine (as defined by the Federal Aviation Administration)? Some more ...
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How are the hours that count toward fatigue limits calculated by the FAA?

Which part of the flight actually counts toward the flight hours limited by the FAA? Is there any accounting for the time spent in flight preparation in so far as compensation or hour limits?
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Can the FAA stop the municipality owned airport from closing down?

I live in Wheeling IL. Our town owns the municipal airport there. Most of the residences here want to close down the airport. Can the FAA stop us from closing the airport?
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If I've done multiple checkrides, when is my next flight review due?

Currently, I hold a Commercial Pilot Certificate, the question is when is my next flight review due? Certification Dates are as follows: Private Pilot - 02/05/2017 IRA - 11/10/2017 Commercial Pilot -...
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What's the difference between “dumping” and “jettisoning” fuel? [duplicate]

There are some countries (Sweden, for example), they do not permit "dumping" fuel, only "jettisoning" procedures. Is there any difference according to the amount of fuel that will reach the ground? ...
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Is it allowed to fly a right traffic pattern when a left traffic pattern is published (IFR)?

Allentown Queen City airport (XLL) has a VOR-B Circling approach procedure from the west. Circling south of runways 7/25 is not authorized ("NA"). If the wind is favoring runway 25 is it legal to ...
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Is the official weather report for an airport in Class D airspace controlling for its Class E surface extension?

If the official weather report for an airport for which Class D airspace is designated is showing IMC, is that controlling for a Class E surface extension (designated for that airport)? For example, ...
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Do takeoffs and landings in a Pilatus PC-12 count for currency in a Piper Archer?

I just read this: No person my act as PIC of an aircraft carrying passengers unless, within the preceding 90 days, he/she has made three takeoffs and landings as the sole manipulator of the ...
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What is the up-to-date disposition towards narcolepsy in the U.S.A. for obtaining a pilot license?

Citation: What medical conditions does the FAA consider disqualifying? In the past, I recall this page having listed narcolepsy, but I find no mention of narcolepsy anywhere relevant on the FAA ...
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Can I fly a UAS that weighs more than 55lbs if I'm on private property?

Can I fly a UAS that weighs more than 55 pounds within my own private property if I stay below say, 200 feet? I do not have 333 exemption
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What is the regulatory process for new blade/fan/vane approval in the US?

What is the regulatory process for new blade/fan/vane approval in the US? and When is regulatory approval required? For example, if I am currently helping to make already approved parts it is not ...
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Is there a taxi turning radius requirement for normal category aircraft?

Does anyone know if there is any requirement regarding turning radius during taxi for a normal category aircraft? I searched both the Part 23 and Part 91 from cover to cover and couldn't find any. If ...
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Can I log PIC time while flying solo in an R22 toward a helicopter addon?

I hold a PPL/SEL and I'm training for a helicopter addon. I'm training in a Robison R22 which is subject to SFAR 73. Can I log my solo training hours as PIC time? FOr student pilots, with solo ...
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Does ETOPS apply to Part 125 operations?

Does ETOPS apply to aircraft operated under Part 125? I see ETOPS mentioned in Part 121 Appendix P and Part 25 Appendix K, but it would appear that ETOPS wouldn't apply to Part 125 operated aircraft?
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How did the service ceiling certification change in the 70s?

According to this video (at 4:30-4:45) the "later" Cessna T337 and P337 were limited to 20,000 feet whereas the older models "had no such limitation - a quirk in changes in the certification standards ...
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Should landing on a runway that has been closed by NOTAM be a violation of the FARs?

At an airport without an operating control tower, should it be a violation of the Federal Aviation Regulations to land an airplane during VMC daylight conditions on a runway that has been NOTAMed ...
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Does a “climb and maintain” instruction override a “climb via the SID” one?

This question pertains to the SNSHN THREE SID out of Ontario, CA (KONT). Let's say I was originally cleared to "climb via the SNSHN departure except maintain 8,000". Then the clearance is amended ...
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Why would an airport have a beacon light on when there's no traffic?

I live in a small town (Lone Pine, CA) with a tiny airport that sees a couple planes a week at best... busy-ish days when a major fire is happening. Over the past month the airport beacon light has ...
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As a student pilot can I fly solo hours from any airport?

I am researching flight school because I am very interested in getting my PPL. I live in DFW I just graduated from college and money is tight. So I am saving money to get the PPL. I know the bulk of ...
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What is the maximum legal flight time for single pilots under Part 91/135 operations?

I'm referring to FAA Part 91 and 135 operations (or similar, EASA) and the maximum duration of one single flight (not the maximum duty time per day / week / month). If any, what are the legal flight ...
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How exactly am I supposed to notify ATC when I fly my drone? (UAS)

I recently registered my new 250 class Quadcopter with the FAA under the Part 107 sUAS code. I want to fly within the regulations, and the only one that I'm really unsure about how to abide by is the "...